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File #: 0507-2017    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 2/21/2017 In control: Public Service & Transportation Committee
On agenda: 3/13/2017 Final action: 3/16/2017
Title: To authorize the Director of Public Service, on behalf of the City of Columbus, to execute Highway Safety Program grant agreements with the Ohio Department of Transportation, accept and expend grant funds, and issue refunds if necessary after final accounting for approved projects; and to declare an emergency. ($0.00)

Explanation

 

1.  BACKGROUND

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) annually accepts applications to fund projects using Highway Safety Program funds. The Safety Program Committee has reviewed the applications submitted previously and has made decisions on funding projects. These grants require a 10% local match.

 

This legislation will authorize the Director of Public Service to execute project agreements for approved projects, accept and expend grant funds, and issue refunds if necessary after final accounting is performed.  Matching funds will be in the form of design contracts, right of way acquisition, and/ or construction contracts that will be submitted for Council's approval.

 

2.  AWARDED PROJECTS

The Department of Public Service has received notification of grant awards for the following projects:

 

FRA-317-12.96 Hamilton Road and Livingston Avenue - Various intersection improvements. This project has been approved for $229,062 in Construction funds for FY 2018.

 

FRA-317-11.01 Various intersection improvements including adding a southbound lane from the I-70 interchange to Refugee Road. This project has been approved for $260,000 in right of way funds for FY 2017; and $1,574,000 in Construction funds for FY 2019.

 

FRA-CR26-1.90 Reconstruct the signal and add eastbound and southbound right-turn lanes at Georgesville and Hall Road. This project has been approved for $72,000 in PE-ENV funds for FY 2017; $36,000 in Design funds for FY 2018; $159,300 in ROW for FY 2019; and $756,900 in Construction funds for FY 2020.

 

FRA-CR-75-4.45 to 4.65-Cleveland Avenue - Intersection improvements at Cleveland Avenue and SR 161 in Columbus. This project has been approved for $340,000 in Construction funds for FY 2019.

 

3.  FISCAL IMPACT

No financial participation is required at this time.  City funds will be approved in the form of design contracts, right of way acquisition, and/or construction contracts that will be submitted for Council's approval.

 

4.  EMERGENCY DESIGNATION

Emergency action is requested to provide necessary funding for necessary design and construction services and prevent unnecessary delays in the Department of Public Service’s Capital Improvement Program.

 

Title

 

To authorize the Director of Public Service, on behalf of the City of Columbus, to execute Highway Safety Program grant agreements with the Ohio Department of Transportation, accept and expend grant funds, and issue refunds if necessary after final accounting for approved projects; and to declare an emergency.  ($0.00)

 

Body

 

WHEREAS, the Ohio Department of Transportation has awarded the City Highway Safety Program funds grants for the following projects:

 

FRA-317-12.96 Hamilton Road and Livingston Avenue - Various intersection improvements. This project has been approved for $229,062 in Construction funds for FY 2018.

 

FRA-317-11.01 Various intersection improvements including adding a southbound lane from the I-70 interchange to Refugee Road. This project has been approved for $260,000 in right of way funds for FY 2017; and $1,574,000 in Construction funds for FY 2019.

 

FRA-CR26-1.90 Reconstruct the signal and add eastbound and southbound right-turn lanes at Georgesville and Hall Road. This project has been approved for $72,000 in PE-ENV funds for FY 2017; $36,000 in Design funds for FY 2018; $159,300 in ROW for FY 2019; and $756,900 in Construction funds for FY 2020.

 

FRA-CR-75-4.45 to 4.65-Cleveland Avenue - Intersection improvements at Cleveland Avenue and SR 161 in Columbus. This project has been approved for $340,000 in Construction funds for FY 2019.

 

WHEREAS, it is necessary to authorize the Director of Public Service to execute grant agreements, accept and expend grant funds and issue refunds if necessary after final accounting for approved projects; and

 

WHEREAS, an emergency exists in the usual daily operation of the Department of Public Service in that it is immediately necessary to authorize the Director to execute grant agreements so that funding can be made available for necessary design and construction services for capital improvement projects, thereby preserving the public health, peace, property, safety, and welfare; now, therefore

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBUS:

 

SECTION 1.  That the Director of Public Service be and is hereby authorized to execute grant agreements with the Ohio Department of Transportation, on behalf of the City of Columbus, Department of Public Service, for the Highway Safety Program and to accept and expend the funds for the projects.

 

SECTION 2.  That the Director of Public Service be and is hereby authorized to issue refunds to ODOT if necessary after final accounting is performed.  

 

SECTION 3. That for the reasons stated in the preamble hereto, which is hereby made a part hereof, this ordinance is hereby declared to be an emergency measure and shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage and approval by the Mayor or ten days after passage if the Mayor neither approves nor vetoes the same.